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Ethics and measurement

Like all psychological instruments, those that measure wellbeing must be administered according to strict guidelines.

Legal responsibilities are dictated by law and must be adhered to by all employers. Ethical issues, though not governed by law, are considered by society as an individual’s rights, and are deemed to be fair and equal.

Guidelines from the British Psychological Society

Below are two links to the British Psychological Society (BPS) providing further information on psychological testing:

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BPS (n.d.) BPS Code of Good Practice for Psychological Testing [online]. available from https://ptc.bps.org.uk/bps-qualifications-test-use/about-bps-qualifications-test-use/information-current-qualification [29th March 2019]

BPS (n.d.) BPS Guidelines on Testing and Use of Tests [online]. available from https://ptc.bps.org.uk/bps-qualifications-test-use/about-bps-qualifications-test-use [29th March 2019]

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